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  • Start: Thursday 14 February - 14:30
  • Auditorium: Great Hall
  • Rating: 12a

Director: Mike Leigh

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Relaxed screenings

Relaxed Screenings are aimed at encouraging and welcoming audiences who would benefit from a more relaxed environment to enjoy our films.

This includes (but is not limited to) those with autism spectrum disorder, people with sensory and communication needs, people with learning disabilities, people with symptoms of dementia, those who require medical equipment and families with young children. Staff are ready to assist with any help the audience may need during their visit to the screening.

At a relaxed screening, there is dim lighting and the music or soundtrack volume is reduced. Individuals are welcome to make noise, move around and leave the space. The doors open earlier than usual, and, as with all of our screenings and performances, food and drink are welcome in the space.

our other spring 2019 relaxed screenings

Thu 10 January First Man 
Thu 21 March Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Thu 25 April Vice